I started blogging when a very good friend suggested we have a blog where we both share our little culinary world. We started and only with few recipes motherhood occupied us fulltime making us abandon this space. Once I was back with some time for myself and blogging I started blogging here just to keep myself free from a restricted space as just recipes. And I am loving the experience.
I had few recipes posted on our blog which I plan to share with you here. Here is one of my favourite….
Green mango in sweet and sour sauce.
Tok (in Bengali) means sour… & the star ingredient of this dish is the green mango (kairi / Kache aam). Though the name suggests & makes you guess it’s a sour dish… I would say it isn’t true… its prepared with a perfect blend of sweet, sour & spicy flavours.
Green Mango (Kairi / Kache aam) – 2 large – Cut in cubes
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Dry Red Chilli – 2
Turmeric – ½ tsp
Red chilli powder – ½ tsp
Salt – just about a pinch or so.
Sugar – To taste – ( I needed about 5 tsp)
Oil – 1 Tbsp
Peel the skin of the green mangoes & cut them in cubes discarding the seed.Keep all other ingredients (mustard, red chilli, mangoes, salt, turmeric, sugar) handy.
Heat oil in a Pan / Kadai. As the oil is hot add the mustard seeds & whole red chilli.Now add the green mangoes, turmeric & a pinch of salt. Give it a stir & sauté for a minute or so.
Add sugar & stir it in. Keep the flame low & let the sugar caramelize. You will slowly notice the sugar bubbling & turning brown.Now add water & mix in well.
Let it this simmer till the mangoes are soft & the sauce turns thick or to the consistency you need.
Kaacha Aamer Tok is ready to be served.